Quick Start: General History
If you are put off by the number and organization of resources in my General History chapter, here are some resources to jump into your research.
United States History:
America’s Story – “jump back in time” – A K-12 centered view of history with timelines and short articles. This can help get you oriented in US history. I reviewed the section from the Depression to WWII for the Writer’s Guide.
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1940 – First hand accounts of life in 19th and 20th century America. Read more about the usefulness of this resource.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 – First hand accounts of freed slaves collected in the 1930s. Read more about how this resource could be used in your work.
After you’ve sampled a few of the above resources, I hope you’ll come back and see what else is available from General History.